Monsieur Lantin and his lady had the perfect marriage, falling deeper in love with one another by each passing day. The rising theme of irony, however, proves that appearance can overshadow reality. It creates tension between an intended meaning and a literal statement, used as a form of dry humour to provoke the reader. Throughout his short story, The False Gems, Guy de Maupassant emphasizes several forms of irony to display the universal theme of deviousness. Monsieur Lantin’s lady was thought to be an idyllic wife, but readers soon found out that the love between the married was an illusion.
In the historical fiction novel, Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor, Stacey Logan has the arduous task of deciding who is the better friend, Jeremy Simms or T.J. Avery. Jeremy would be a much better friend than T.J. Stacey should be friends with Jeremy instead of T.J. because Jeremy stands up for the Logans, he cares about the Logans, and he doesn’t care about race. Unlike T.J., Jeremy stands up for Stacey and the Logans when they are in a tricky situation. After Mr. Simms pushed Cassie into the road in Strawberry and forced her to apologize to lillian Jean or else, Jeremy spoke up. In the text it says,“I-I apologized already.’ Jeremy seemed relieved that I had spoken.‘She d-did Pa. R-right ‘fore y’all come, she did.” Jeremy’s actions in Strawberry show the reader that he is willing to not only willing to stand up for Stacey, but also his family.
Augustus a character from The Fault In Our Stars is one example of a character handling a conflict healthier. Augustus had a girlfriend prior to Hazel in the novel The Fault In Our Stars that had died. Augustus coped with the conflict in a healthy way; Augustus was sad about her death, but he eventually moved on and started seeing other people. The way that Augustus handled the conflict revealed that he was a very emotionally strong person. Also, Hop-Frogs friend ,Tripetta, is another example of a character who handled her conflict healthier.
There exists a very real relationship between the Female Gothic novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century and the social context of women at that time. This new class of fiction is essentially treated by women as it addresses women’s experiences offered an opportunity to address “the hidden, unspeakable reality of women’s lives: not just their lives in the private inner world of the psyche, but also their social and economic lives in a real world of patriarchal institutions” (DeLamotte 165). Notwithstanding the success of male Gothicists, Gothic fiction is perceived as a female-dominated genre as Leonard Wolf writes: Despite the triumphs of Lewis and Maturin, the Gothic novel was something of a cottage industry of middle-class
89-92). She also becomes emotionally unstable in the wake of Odysseus’ disappearance, becoming easily swayed by her son’s words and reaching brief moments of clarity, before regressing back to “weeping/ for Odysseus, her husband”... when she mount[s] to her room again” (1. 410-412). But despite Penelope’s fragile state, she is still seen as being preferable over Kalypso due to the belief that it was good for women to depend on men. The quotes illustrate the clear divide
Othello explains to the Duke that he does not fear Barbantio disapproving because he knows that he is a good general. “Her father loved me, oft invited me… From year to year- the battles, sieges, fortunes That I have passed. I ran it through, even my boyish days” (1.3.127-131). Othello believes that because he is a good general, Barbantio will be able to overlook his relationship with Desdemona. Othello is also counting on the fact that Barbantio once loved him.
In her review of the book for the New Yorker, she writes “’Gone Girl’ is as much about the near impossibility of being a good husband as it is about the anguish of being a good wife” (37). This statement shows that Elif would likely be very appreciative of Nick for how he chose to stay with Amy for the good his family and child. Many readers and reviewers of the book will simply take its message as feministic or antifeminist, but Elif recognizes that the book also has a lot to say about the situations of men in regards to selfishness and sacrifices. She writes, “Where a more simplistic narrative would posit that every loss for women is a gain for men, Flynn shows again and again that nobody is a winner – everyone is a dupe”.
So Tthe author indicates that Mary is a woman of different personality traits and we are left to unravel her true identity. We have to ask ourselves if Mary Maloney is doing this as a desperate act or if she is actually a calculated sociopath. Talking about this for a brief moment, I would have to say she is a calculated sociopath for the following reasons. In the beginning, Mary shows how loving and devoted she is to her husband. The story states “The room was warm and clean, the curtains
Women's roles have changed throughout time. Both The Chrysanthemums, written by John Steinback, and The Story of an Hour, by Kate Choppin, are stories that use both direct and indirect characterization on women and their roles in their time. Throughout The Chrysanthemums, there are examples of our protagonist Elisa Allen struggling as a woman in the 1930s Great Depression society. In The Story of an Hour, it focuses on the fact that the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard, feels oppressed and stripped of her freedom as a person. In addition, these two women grew from their pain, but were still seeking for more.
Whereas the paradox can be identified without the knowledge of a story’s plot, irony requires the readers to acknowledge the storyline. For example, the statement “[that] I know was the cheeriest hour of my eventful life” is an ironical statement, for it does not contradict itself but contradicts the mood of the plot (Twain). Overall storyline of the congressman’s story is gloomy and horrifying. Yet, the sentence states otherwise. Also, the quote from the congressman that reads “He [John Murphy] married her [widow of Mr. Harris, the first victim], and is happy and respected and prosperous yet.